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Lapse of Certainty

Reviewed March xx, 2009

Constructed: 3.15
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.00

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Lapse of Certainty

So the legacy of Planar Chaos lives on! This will be nice in decks like Kithkin, where you just need your opponent slowed down for a few turns while you hammer away. Of course, any deck that can play blue can get better counterspells, but this is still a valuable tool, and will remain so for quite some time.

Constructed- 3.75
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995


Lapse of Certainty
Lapse of Certainty is an excellent card for teaching advanced lessons in Magic. It teaches us not to get too hung up on keywords like "counter" that are traditionally associated with one color more than others, as they can go anywhere they make sense in flavor terms. It teaches us that you don't need dedicated card-drawing or bounce spells to generate card and tempo advantage. It teaches us that control decks won't be able to rely on one big spell like Wrath of God or Broodmate Dragon to save them any more, because beatdown decks have many answers. Most of all, it teaches us that at long last, white is a color to be feared again, now that it has a selection of spells nearly as powerful as the ones available to it in 1995.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5


Lapse of Certainty

This card will see play in aggro decks as a real20tempo boost.  White weenie often wants just one more turn without a wrath and they win.  This gives them that chance.  Kithkin may put this in the deck in standard.  Many people thought remand sucked when it first came out cause it did not pemanently stop things from happening.  They were wrong...

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 2
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Thursday - Lapse of Certainty

Memory Lapse in white, just like Wizards said they would print. This has seen a little play in the R/W Reveillark decks, but where I see this potentially getting the most use is in a straight up white weenie deck. I doubt the black-white token deck will bother with this, because they can rebuild pretty easily. However, in white weenie, the ability to stop their board sweeper and then get in for one more turn of beats can mean game. Just watch out for tomorrow's card...

In limited, I don't think this can be used as effectively. I'll pass.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 2

Thursday 3-5

Lapse of Certainty


Constructed: If it cost one less it will be a great common. Memory Laspe was and still is a great counter spell. This one is a little more balance. Not expecting to see much play in Standard and older formats but Block it could be a great card for blue/white control.


Casual: A white counter spell.


Limited: Going white I would pick up these if possible. A good control card for limited with Shards and Conflux. Now we have not done a Conflux only draft. This card will be insane in that type of draft.


Overall a good common for it's price.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 2

Limited: 4




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